Have you ever been to Merci in Paris? You know that lifestyle store that has a cult following from all over the world… which I guess Includes me!! Take a detour, you will be happy you did! For more info and more beautiful images… Check this out: Merci. Have you been?
We’re seeing color at opposite sides of the spectrum, with the softer side and the luxe side leading the way. Take a look at what you’ll be seeing in stores spring/summer 2017.
For more inspiration, view the original source: High Point Market 2016 Trends | Decorating and Design Blog | HGTV
I have been attending Hemtex (Heimtexil) the largest international textile show in Frankfurt Germany for the past 20 years. Each year the show seems to get smaller in comparison to the last both in exhibitors as well as attendees.
Most people would assume less exhibitors as well as less attendees would be a negative thing, but its actually the opposite because the people who are attending are serious buyers looking for newness in an industry that has become very homogenous over the years….but not this year!
Posting some Heimtex images for those who did not attend to get an overview of what I did see over the 4 days at the show…
Feeling the blues at Zara Home at the Zeil shopping area in Frankfurt. These patterns are from there newest home collections just in stores this week! Organic wallpaper patterns from Casamance, Nobility, Casamance and Verbatex.
I enjoyed seeing the diversity in print, pattern and product this year at Heimtex and look forward to seeing the textile industry move forward in a more innovative way experimenting in both design as well as in the construction of fabric!
Talk about a great week away on business reporting from the High Point Furniture Market in North Carolina on outdoor lifestyle and why we are seeing the growth in a trend segment called “Let’s Take it Outside”.
It actually all starts with the housing market with requests both in new builds as well as remodeling where outdoor spaces are becoming the focal point for both living and entertaining! Architects as well as interior designers are blurring the lines on where the indoors ends and the outdoors begin!
Lifestyle rooms with glass retrackable accordion doors are opening up the house inviting the indoors…outdoors! Product offerings are more creative than ever allowing consumers trend right choices for their newly expanded living space! We are seeing more consumer requests for updated outdoor furniture, rugs, kitchens, textiles and accent accessories.
Outdoor living spaces today also vary in scale and square footage because the demand for the great outdoors is at an all time high, especially among millennials. Creative outdoor spaces today include rooftop gardening, vertical gardening and all yard gardening, not just a focus on “backyard” gardening. Today we are seeing the collaboration between edible gardening and flowers mixed together in gardens scapes providing the beauty of flowers and the practicality of food!
There are 5 top trends that I see as product growth for the outdoors and I have some great images to share with you in the hopes that I can make your outdoor extension of the indoors an easy transition!
More images can be found at
Let’s Take It Outside…..
Posting all week from the High Point Furniture Market in North Carolina! So happy to have spoken on outdoor trends in the marketplace, taken over the #designonhpmkt Instagram and lead a suite spot tour through the suites at market square!
So much to see..so many designers and manufactures to talk to and lots of great product to discover.
Sharing my global greats from Instagram and to view more details on these pics please check out the followingbinstagrams that I have been posting from all week: @nancy_fire @hgtvhome @hgtv
The High Point Furniture Market officially starts tomorrow and runs through Oct 22nd, but I had the chance to “sneak a peek” today and I wanted to share some “global greats” with you!
Excited to see many new companies exhibiting at The Market Square Suites. I look forward to my trend talk there tomorrow October 17th at 2:00 discussing “Taking the Indoors, Outdoors”. When we think of decorating our outdoor spaces we realize that we have so many great options today in furniture, accessories and fabrics!
Elaine Smith (indoor/outdoor)